Clearfield, Utah: Judy Kay Valentine died from pulmonary edema on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. She was born in Owatonna MN to Arthur and Alice Lassahn. She grew up in the small farming town of Blooming Prairie, MN, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School and later attending Mankato State University.
Judy began working for the Department of Defense in 1968, a career that would take her to various parts of the country. Judy entered the Air Force Reserves while working as a civilian for the 508 Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill AFB UT, becoming an Air Reserve Technician and serving our country until 1982. She held many positions at Hill AFB, retiring as a Program Analyst after 34 years of faithful service.
She met and married Bill Valentine and together they had a beautiful son, Stephen in 1983. She often said that becoming a mother was one of the greatest joys of her life.
Judy was a very generous and caring person. People were immediately drawn to her compassion and kindness. She was a voracious reader and found great satisfaction in exploring her ancestry. She found and connected with many long lost relatives through her research.
She is survived by Bill Valentine and Stephen (Kathie) Valentine; her brothers, Paul (Loretta) Lassahn, Montgomery, MN; Richard (Becky) Lassahn, Ellendale, MN; Gerald (Barbara) Lassahn, Mount Pleasant, TX; Lloyd Lassahn, Hurst, TX; Harold Lassahn, Blooming Prairie, MN; and sister-in-law, Linda Lassahn, Burnsville, MN; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents.
Interment at Blooming Prairie, MN.
Arrangements under the directions of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.
Private Family Service